Water mains, reverse osmosis plant slated for Crooked Island
Crooked Island will be the next island to receive potable water through the installation of water mains and a reverse osmosis plant by the Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC), via a loan from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), WSC Executive Chairman Adrian Gibson said on Wednesday.
Meantime, WSC is preparing to carry out phase one and two of the water supply project on Long Island, Gibson said.
The Crooked Island water improvement project will require the installation of approximately five miles of water mains and about 83 service connections, according to Gibson.
When the project is completed it will bring potable water to about 250 residents in the Church Grove, Cabbage Hill, Timothy Thompson and Colonel Hill settlements.
“Works include the supply and installation of water transmission/distribution systems in the western end of Church Grove settlement and proceeding northeast through the settlement of Cabbage Hill, ending at Timothy Thompson settlement and proceeding southeast through the settlements of Colonel Hill, ending at the intersection of Queen’s Highway and Pond Road,” he said.
“The works include the design, supply and installation of approximately 2,500 feet of six-inch water main; 16,500 feet of four-inch water mains; and 5,700 feet of two-inch water mains and 83 service connections. Works also include the design, supply and construction of the reverse osmosis plant’s access road, inclusive of a drainage system.”
According to Gibson, the request for proposals (RFP) process for the installation of the water mains is ongoing, while the RFP for Crooked Island’s reverse osmosis plant will come after that installation work is completed.
Gibson also explained that on Long Island, 19 miles of new water mains will extend the existing Central Long Island System northward to Thompson Bay, just north of Salt Pond, and southward to Lochabar, just south of Clarence Town.
The project will provide potable water supply more than 300 homes and businesses for the first time, according to Gibson.
Gibson said the north Long Island phase of the project, which requires the installation of approximately 13 miles of water mains and about 180 service connections, will impact approximately 540 residents.
“Settlements impacted by the project include Millerton, Bunches, Deals, Scrub Hill, Simms, Doctor’s Creek Bains, Morris’ and Wemyss Settlements,” he said.